A few months ago I started a series about my closet essentials — the pieces in my closet that I just can’t live without. Today let’s talk about chambray button ups. These are without a doubt one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. I remember a few years ago when people started wearing them, and I was super unsure of them, probably because my dad had a chambray button up and I often teased him about wearing it with his blue jeans (a look I wear regularly now. Sorry, Dad!).

I have a medium blue and a light blue one, and although my light blue one probably gets a little more use right now, they are definitely both staples.

photos by jylare smith

h&m denim, similar on sale!
inpink necklace, c/o (similar here and here)


The possibilities are literally endless. Try them tucked into a skirt, half tucked with jeans, unbuttoned with a tank or dress underneath for a laid back look; wear them with white, blue, or colored denim, wear them underneath a sleeveless dress, or tied in the front (like I did yesterday to church); wear them open and belted (or closed and belted), then wear the sleeves cuffed or half cuffed. The list could go on. Have I convinced you the possibilities are endless yet? 
Chambray button ups can be purchased almost anywhere, but I found a few of my current favorite ones. Click the images below to shop for them! 
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See the first two parts of my closet essentials series here and here

p.s. Happy, happy birthday to my baby sister! Hop over to her blog or instagram and wish her a happy 25th!!

  • Ash

    You don't have to convince me that chambray is awesome… it's one of my staples too! I'm glad you linked to this particular one because I've been looking for a new one (and Old Navy has 30% off online today! Score!) Also, that necklace is fab. I feel like I haven't commented lately but you look gorgeous, as always!

  • Love this! That chambray top pairs perfectly with the white denim!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  • Perfect necklace and shoes!

  • you look adorable, love that bag and a button down chambray is a must!

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  • those purple shoes look so awesome with the chambray!!!

  • I love how you can wear chambray with anything to anywhere. Shorts, pants, to church, to work. Love it!!

  • Everyone needs a Chambray shirt in their wardrobe! Such a versatile piece!

    ​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

  • So adorable, I love that you added those colorful pumps and that necklace! May just recreate today 😉

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Chambray is a must have for every girl you can style the crap out of it!


  • I love my chambray shirts! They're so easy to style and wear all year round! I have the same one from Old Navy!


  • Completely agree that chambray is a must! Especially love it with skirts, something about the mix of masculine and feminine.

  • Los zapatos! Los amoooo!

  • Chambray shirts are definitely a staple for me aswell, love how versatile they are!

  • Chambray/denim shirts are my jam! Love 'em! They are versatile, basically go with anything, perfect for all seasons, and comfortable!

    More Modern Modesty

  • Super cute – thanks for all the great ideas! I have a chambray top with tiny white polka dots and I love it.

  • Very nice outfit ! I love that you wear purple heels whith that white jeans and jeans' shirt.. with this lovely floral necklace 🙂 perfect !